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  1. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I made a sled to plane some large "rounds" (photos below). They are about 40% moisture. Plan is to plane and seal (done). I didn't expect perfection and maybe this is good enough for now. But I am getting some "tracks". See the vertical lines in photo. These are only slight and probably would...
  2. Power Tools & Machinery
    I recently borrowed my friend's PC890 router, and while tightening a bit into the collet, the spindle lock pin broke right half in two. I have read that this is a common occurrence and that the vast majority of people don't bother replacing it, but since it doesn't belong to me, it certainly...
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  4. Tool Reviews
    Hey everyone, After the holidays I am looking to add a router table to my Delta table saw and one of the things that I have been looking into is what the best router plate for me is. I am leaning towards the Rockler Pro for about $70, wondering if anyone has one and can give it either a yay or...
  5. Power Tools & Machinery
    So, I've gotten tired of trying to mount and dismount my plunge router to the table and thought I'd finally buy a Porter Cable 7519. What is going on in the woodworking power tools world? I can't find one on line or in a store to save my life, and used ones cost more than new. What am I...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi guys, I am Niels Witlox, I'm 18 years old, I live in the Netherlands and I love woodworking. I need some advice from some more experienced woodworkers. So I hope you can help me. I have an old Makita 3620. And I don't like it enough. Its springs are sticky, it has no soft start, no...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi All: Envision a piece of plywood, say 3/8” in thickness. Now, envision that a tiny box is cut out of one side of the plywood, some distance from its edges, say 1/8” deep, by 1/2” wide. Envision that the piece of plywood is, say, 3/8” in thickness. Now envision that this tiny box is cut...
  8. Power Tools & Machinery
    Background: For years, all I had was an early 1980s Black and Decker router. It is big, heavy, underpowered, and takes only 1/4 inch router bits. Last year I added a Makita compact router set. At the same time, I also bought a Porter-Cable 895PK mid-size fixed/plunge router set, which comes in a...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Last year I received a Triton Router module for my birthday. To my dismay the Triton Workcentre it fits into is no longer available in the US. I have emailed Triton (UK & USA) no answer, Rockler, Home Depot and a couple of others- no answer. (did get some adds for sale items):sad2: This module...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Build project box joint jig that is adjustable and easy to build. It really makes quick work of beautiful joinery and is idiot proof to make. I really can’t wait to see what you create! Make precise, tight-fitting box joints with your router this is really help me for working and I am very...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    How to make a router lift mechanism with your plunge router. I place router beside my table saw, i think that very pratice. i give extra aluminum on top table this is give more flat surface and durable.I build system router lift with simple tools and bycycle cable brake.It works fine and very...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    So I am brand new and want to setup a workshop in my garage. I am cleaning everything out of my 2.5 car garage that I haven’t used since I moved in and have a ton of space to fill, but I need recommendations on what tools to fill it with. My budget is 1-2K, but I can go up to 3-4. I have a...
  13. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hello everyone! I've been reading this forum for a couple of years now, but hadn't signed up. Recently, though, the bug finally bit me and I decided to go off the deep end into woodworking (my wife says I do that too often with hobbies). I've done quite a bit of home remodeling and have done...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone ! How can I introduce myself ? I guess the title speaks for itself ^^. I'm Fouad, a former Automotive Engineer, currently Game Developer & Wood Lover. (even I still don't own my own workshop :( ) But I really hope to have one one day. I got my Automotive Engineering diploma in...
  15. Tool Reviews
    My latest router bit purchase has motivated me to write this. It is not about the quality or merits of the router bits themselves, but rather a review of the packages that they are sold in. I purchased a simple, 3/8" carbide straight bit and I found that the package it was sold in was not only...
  16. Classifieds
    Hello, I am looking to sell my 49” Plano vertical clamps (3 clamps / 1 rail) and also a Bench Dog Router Lift. You can type the Plano into Amazon and they will come up. The Bench Dog lift was their Pro Lift 40-016 that the do not make anymore. If you type it into Google a FWW article will come...
  17. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I've had trouble Googling for tips on this. I'm trying to route an edge on a desktop - I'm wanting a 1/8" or 3/16" round over around all of the edges, except the edge you'd rest your wrists on - I ordered a "toenail" profile bit for that. I think the thing to do is route the round over first...
  18. Power Tools & Machinery
    Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4 Combination Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets OR DEWALT DWP611PK 1.25 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router Combo Kit with LED's It's going to be my first router. Honestly for my first project I'll...
  19. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    There's a project I've wanted to do for a long time. That is to make a wooden chain out of one piece of wood, without splitting the links (and then re-gluing). I got most of it figured out, but not sure on the last part. I'll try to give as much detail as I can. In the picture below (shown with...
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